BULLETIN                                                                                  21 MAY 2017

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR
1 AND FIRST COMMUNION SUNDAY 2


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 20 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa Tumilty and Ian Waterson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Frank McGee

Sunday 21 May  

Sunday Mass with First Communion at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 22 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for George Hilferty, Alice McGrattan and Mary Timmons

Tuesday 23 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy McDermott and Adrian Hamill

Wednesday 24 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Angus McCrae and John Craig
Vigil Mass of the Ascension at 7.00 pm for a special intention

Thursday 25 May  

Ascension Thursday
Mass at 10.00 am and 7.00 pm for Robert and Jane Monan

Friday 26 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's - Canon Matt will be at Stan Wilson's Requiem Mass in Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning

Saturday 27 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert and Margaret Monan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Brown, Sheila Douglas and Janie McGonigle

The Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries as early as you can. Thanks.
Any changes to the above times caused, for example, by a funeral will be notified on the home page of this website.


SAINT MARY'S AND SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH SERVICES
 
Saturday 20 May  
First Communion Mass at 12 noon
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

Sunday 21 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 22 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 23 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 24 May  
 

Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm

Thursday 25 May  
Mass in Saint Anthony's Primary School at 9.30 am
Mass at 7.00 pm

Mass at 11.00 am

Friday 26 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 27 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 21 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 22 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 23 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 24 May  
3.45 pm

Irish Dancing

Thursday 25 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 26 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Anthony Bale of our parish, Stan Wilson (Kilwinning), Adrian Hamill (Dalry) and Danny McMurdy of our parish who died recently;
Deborah McFarlane Armstrong 2015, Hugh Cairns 2015, Patricia Butcher 2009, Brian Cairns 2004, Nora Ramsay 2007, Ronnie Stewart 1971, Angus Donnelly 2003, Janet Gee 2010, William McCafferty 1920, Susan McKinlay 2012, Mary Brown 2013, James Cairnie 1953, Mary Kelly 2002, Sadie Welsh 2009, Meta McCulloch, John McKibben 2012, Patrick O'Hare 1973, Margaret McAuley 1953, Joe Peppard 1993, Christine Stevens 1996, Joseph Higgins 2006, Robert and Margaret Monan 1977, Lily Peppard 2004, Mary Lynn Beattie 1998, Bernard Little 1999 and Sarah Ramsay 2000 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell Canon Matt
, the parish office or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Sunday Mass times in Saint Peter's are 5.30 pm Vigil and 10.30 am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
If a member of your family or a friend is sick, please let us know and give us the details. Deacon Bill Corbett (01292 521208, 07904 248948, Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com) is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and is assisted by the priest on call each week.

FINANCES
Bankers Orders for the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3500 per month. We are grateful for your generous support in collections. If you can manage a little more from time to time, it would be a great help. A Standing Order would make the handling of money so much easier. Have you signed a Gift Aid form? If you are a taxpayer the Church would get 25p added to every £1 you donate.

COLLECTIONS
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £732.90 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £281.15 - many thanks.

GIFT AID
The Inland Revenue now requires us to use a new style of Gift Aid form. These are available at the back of the Church and on the parish website. If you pay tax, please complete the new form and return it to the box provided. This allows us to provide the additional information required on the Gift Aid claim. Gift Aid is a vital source of income. All that is needed is that you pay tax. You simply declare that you give funds to the Church. We do the rest. Why not sign a form today? We get back an extra 25p for every £1 you give the Church in your weekly collection or by way of a donation. There is no need to cancel or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.


PARISH RECORDS
Our parish records are covered by the Data Protection Act and are for parish use only. We cannot give out phone numbers or addresses. Please help us to keep our records up to date using the cards provided.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives and Andrena Hughes and Teresa Louden
for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy's team.

JULIA PATERSON
Julia would like to thank Bishop Nolan,
Canon Matt, family, friends, neighbours and parishioners for sharing in her special day. The beautiful cards, mass bouquets and presents were all very much appreciated. She had an awesome day - thank you all.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Our young parishioners who are old enough will receive Holy Communion for the first time, nine of them this morning at 10.30 am Mass.

CLOTHING APPEAL IN AID OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
Another group of ten girls is coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire in July for four weeks. We always try and supply the children with some good second hand clothing to wear while they are here and then to take home with them. We are very short this year and are looking for clean good quality second hand clothing for girls aged between nine and thirteen years. We need jeans, jumpers, hoodies, sweatshirts, tee-shirts, leggings and jackets. I thank you in advance for your continued support of our charity and I hope you get the chance to meet the children when they visit Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston. If you have anything to donate or would be interested in finding out more about the charity please contact us on 01294 461234 or 07813 650411.                          Michael and Lisa Lafferty

50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 Club welcomes new members for only £15 annually with a chance of winning prizes and supporting the parish at the same time. Membership forms are available at the back porch and can be returned to the Parish Office or the Promoter Mrs Myriame Sammons on 469006. When we increase membership, we can also increase prize money. If you feel lucky why not join now?

APPARITION HILL
Apparition Hill, a film about life and Medjugorge will be shown in the Waterfront Cinema, Greenock on Sunday 21 May at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought at the Cinema or from Claire Evans on 07879 818865.

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MAY
Pope Francis's prayer intentions for May are for Christians in Africa - that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES
The Forming Intentional Disciples has now got together and meets on Tuesday evenings for six weeks.

MARY'S MEALS BACKPACK APPEAL
Thank you for your generosity in the past. We are still collecting all items listed in the magazine but are particularly looking for the following items - coloured pencils, pencil cases, sharpeners, twelve inch rulers, dessert spoons and tennis balls or balls of a similar size. Please put any items in the blue box marked Mary's Meals in the Church porch.

HOMELESSNESS IN NORTH AYRSHIRE
Many thanks for your past generosity. There is an ongoing need to provide basics for people who become homeless. During May and June, we are appealing for toiletries. Suggestions are toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, disposable razors and toilet bags. A fuller list is on the box at the back of the Church.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE OPEN DAY
Saint Peter's Children's Centre will have an Open Day on Monday 22 May from 1.30 to 2.30 pm. Free nursery places are available for children aged three to five years starting in August. Come along and visit the nursery and our extensive outdoor area. For further information, please contact Josephine Coulter on 473030.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE NURSERY AND SCALLYWAGS AFTERCARE
The following will be open in the Parish Centre during term time:
   Saint Peter's Children's Centre Nursery
      - Monday to Friday, 8.50 am to 12 noon, three to five years Nursery
      - Tuesday to Thursday, 1.00 to 3.00 pm, two to three years Nursery
   Scallywags Aftercare
      - Monday to Friday, 3.00 to 6.00 pm

VISITORS
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, there is a Childrenís Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.30 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for Church maintenance.


ADVERTISER SUPPORT
Our advertisers would welcome your support. We are grateful for their continuing sponsorship. We are grateful for the support of Mr and Mrs Sohal, Nisa Stores, Glasgow Street for the weekly donation of tea, coffee and milk for the Sunday teas.

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity
with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.